Today’s General Sessions
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Two former IIA global chairmen were honored with awards Tuesday for their longtime commitments to the profession and The IIA.
The Bradford Cadmus Memorial Award
Denny Beran, CIA, CCSA, CRMA, QIAL, was named the recipient of the Bradford Cadmus Memorial Award, which recognizes individuals who have made outstanding contributions in research, education, publications, or other developments and activities in the field of internal auditing. Beran’s extensive volunteer resume includes serving twice on The IIA’s executive committee, including as 2011-12 IIA global chairman, and on the value proposition taskforce. In 1974, he was among the inaugural group of CIA certificate recipients. Beran, who worked for JC Penney’s internal audit department for 40 years, remains an active volunteer with The IIA and with charities in the Dallas area.
The William G. Bishop III, CIA Lifetime Achievement Award
Patricia Miller, CIA, CRMA, QIAL, was given the William G. Bishop III CIA Lifetime Achievement award, one of only a handful of people to receive the award since its inception in 2004. The award recognizes those who, through a lifetime of accomplishments and dedication to The Institute, have impacted the practice of internal auditing, advanced awareness of The IIA, and inspired professionals around the world to make a difference in the profession and organization.
Miller, who served as the 2008-09 IIA global chairman, has spent more than three decades in the profession, including work in the private sector with Deloitte & Touche and Pacific Telesis, in academia at the University of Nevada-Reno, and as a provocative and insightful author. She currently is chairman of The IIA’s International Internal Audit Standards Board.
Not only has Miller set a high bar with her achievements as a practitioner and educator, she also has inspired multiple generations of women by breaking barriers and serving as a strong and willing mentor.
William S. Smith and Dr. Glenn Sumners Student Awards
Awards for high scores on the Certified Internal Auditor exams will be presented today. Michelle Hale, CIA, of Birmingham, Ala., will receive the William S. Smith Gold award for achieving the top score in 2015. Ashley Gervasi, CIA, of Oklahoma City will receive the Dr. Glenn Sumners Student award for achieving the top score among students.
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